Thomas A. Kennedy

Former Executive Chairman, Raytheon Technologies

Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy is the former executive chairman of Raytheon Technologies. He brings nearly 40 years of aerospace and defense and leadership experience, including expertise in strategic planning, operations, cybersecurity, engineering and technology, and international business.

Dr. Kennedy became executive chairman in 2020 upon the closing of the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. Prior to the merger, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company. Throughout his career he held numerous executive and leadership positions at Raytheon, growing its international business and driving key technological innovations.

He is a member of the UCLA Engineering Dean's Executive Board. 

Dr. Kennedy holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and the Air Force Institute of Technology, respectively.